Christian Restoration – The Power To Change
In a time where it is popular to tear down and destroy things, Christian restoration offers a chance to build up and revision the future. It is a powerful concept that transcends minor repairs or DIY efforts; it is a complete transformation, leading individuals, couples, and families to a beautifully unrecognizable place of healing and renewal.
At its center, Christian restoration is about returning to a state of wholeness and alignment with God’s purpose. It sees our brokenness and tendencies to fail in wounding ways that leave the scars of sin and shame. Thankfully, restoration looks past our brokenness and embraces the light-filled belief that through Christ’s redemptive work, reconciliation and restoration are possible.
Restoration always starts first in our own hearts and flows from there. The recognition of our need for change and the desire to make it happen are crucial components of Christian restoration. Without our willingness to see the need, “I need to change” and desire, “I want to change”, restoration will not happen.
Personal transformation will always have a compounding effect on others close to you. If you are married, the marriage will be impacted. If you are a parent, your children will see an example of restoration that increases faith and hope in a time when faith and hope are much needed.
Christian restoration extends well beyond the individual and the family. It has the power to change communities, societies and even the world if we let it. Embracing the biblical principles of restoration unleashes the best parts of Christianity – forgiveness, compassion, unity and peace. It calls us into the love of Christ and the fullness of God’s love contains everything we need to connect with each other.
The path to this level of restoration is difficult and even offensive as we extend grace to those that have hurt and damaged us. Pride and retaliation cannot exist within the walls of restoration. We must bend low enough to humbly cup the water of reconciliation with our own hands and drink – while offering others the same.
Restoration could not have been designed by humans given our social predilections for retaliation and competitive justice. Only a higher intelligence with access to a supernatural understanding of the human soul and spirit could have created such a concept. Who would dare walk this path? Only those with an attachment to the author of restoration would ever be able to muster the faith and trust it takes to choose mercy over murder.
As God’s torch bearer, the Christian church is his earthly advocate for restoration. Sadly, much of the Church has become sucked into the gap of influences socio political influences. The Church, and its congregants, now suffer from a lack of practical and powerful resources specifically targeted at helping to restore those who have fallen. Sounds crazy doesn’t it – we are supposed to be good at helping those affected by sin and brokenness be resurrected in Christ.
This is not a one-time event; it is a life-long process. That is why we have created a systematic platform to aid in restoring “restoration”. It is called the Progressive Sanctification Intensive.